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February 25, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Odd Salon ~ Failure

“What could possibly go wrong?”

From explorers who never made it home to wing suits that did not fly, stock market bubbles that nearly destroyed countries to the sticky sweet death of the Boston Molasses Flood, failure is success’ evil twin, and the fear that can keep one from trying.

Join us for stories of failure both inspiring and heartbreaking as we explore the power of defeat and the consequences of our risk-averse society, and look into the psychology behind our delight in the failure of others and why we are all jerks by nature.


Rachel James ~ Engineering Disaster: The Best and Worst Ideas in Industrial Design
Annetta Black ~ Died Trying: Dead Explorers & Expeditions Gone Horribly Wrong
Ryan Galiotto ~ Military Blunders from Bomb Dropping Bats to Steam Cannons of Doom
Kelly Jensen ~ Infernal Devices: Inventors Killed by Their Own Inventions
Todd Barrett ~ Schadenfreude: Delighting in the Failure of Others
Tre Balchowsky ~ Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better: The Hidden Power of Failure

Advance tickets recommended and appreciated



February 25, 2014
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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DNA Lounge
375 Eleventh Street
San Francisco , CA United States
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